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What does the future of sports tech look like? Impressions from CES

CES 2018 drew to a close a couple of weeks back, and the spotlight was on Artificial Intelligence, smart cars, and random gadgets which forced us to raise an eyebrow and ask, “Why even?”.

But more interestingly, the future of sports and fitness tech was showcased in the form of new sensors and trackers. Gamification and AI are definitely upping the ante as far as wearables and The Quantified Self is concerned. Connected fitness has some new players who are making some very impressive headlines, and embedded sensor tech is the biggest driver in this sector.

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AI: Powering Next-Gen Consumer Technology

A couple of days back, I came across this application which scans your face and automatically adds dynamics – it makes you look older, younger, can add or modify your smile and even show how you’d look if you were of the opposite gender. A novelty app at best, FaceApp does bring about the big question: Can AI actually power the next generation of consumer technology?

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Sensors of the Future: What you can expect from your next phone?

The mobile sector has always been indispensable without sensors. Once considered as novelty facets within a phone, sensors have upped their ante and have been responsible for key disruptions in mobile tech – be it in the form of specific applications developed, or features for operating systems. All in all, sensors are driving smartphone innovation in every aspect.

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The State of Sensors in 2016

As the year draws to an end, one can’t help but be in awe of all that’s been achieved in the world of technology this year. While all sectors have undergone a plethora of improvements, we’re seeing a diminishing of the boundaries between the physical and digital realms. The Quantified Self movement, lifelogging, wearable technology and smartphones – all these spheres have one major thing in common – a sensor. Sensor sizes have reduced, they have become more power efficient and can sense a wide gamut of parameters – 2015 has undoubtedly, been the year of the sensor.

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